About

Soil forms an essential part of the environment—affecting or controlling most living things. Soil science studies the soil system to find the best ways of producing food, fuel, and fibre while still preserving soil for use by future generations.

Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter's College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan's website.

What you will Learn

Soil science draws from biology, ecology, geography, geology and a variety of other natural and life sciences. The soil science program at the University of Saskatchewan provides an in-depth understanding of the physical, biological and chemical processes that occur in soil and the role soil plays in plant production and environmental management.

First Year Classes

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition $6,312 $15,579 
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500
Total $7,612 - $8,112 $16,879 - $17,379

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 

*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page

Careers

A growing demand for scientists and professionals equipped to deal with agricultural and environmental issues means a wide variety of career choices for graduates specializing in environmental science or soil science. Graduates pursue careers as

  • environmental consultants
  • land reclamation specialists
  • surveyors, foresters
  • agricultural producers
  • land appraisers
  • hazardous and non-hazardous waste specialists
  • ecologists
  • laboratory technicians and managers
  • laboratory or field researchers and educators.

Opportunities abound in the private and public sectors, in Canada and abroad. Many graduates also find fulfilling careers in international development work.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Deadlines

St. Peter's College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

Students can be admitted into this college with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before the second year of study.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.
 

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.